Our Staff

Kerry Gooch, Chief of Staff

Kerry Gooch is the Chief of Staff for Kansas Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley.

Kerry grew up in Wichita, Kansas, where he graduated from Northeast Magnet High School.  He attended Kansas State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2013.

Kerry served as Executive Director of the Kansas Democratic Party from 2015 to 2017.  Most recently, he was campaign manager for the Paul Davis congressional campaign.

In his spare time, Kerry enjoys spending time with his wife, Karmen, and their dog, Peanut. He is the grandson of former Democratic State Senator Rip Gooch

Contact Kerry: kerryleegooch@gmail.com.


Lauren Tice Miller, Communications Director

LTM HeadshotLauren Tice Miller is the Communications Director for Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley, where she has worked since January 2013.

She has more than 10 years of experience in the communication field, including teaching public speaking, serving as the Assistant Basic Course Director for public speaking, working in communication roles for non-profit associations, and owning her own business.

In April 2015, Lauren ran a successful school board campaign and was elected to the USD 450 Shawnee Heights Board of Education. In addition, she serves on the advisory board for the graphics technology program at Washburn Technical Institute.

Lauren holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies along with a Certificate in Technical Writing from Kansas State University.

She and her husband, Matt, live in Topeka, and are proud parents to three children.

Contact Lauren: laurenticemiller@gmail.com